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VMworld 2012 Day 1 Recap

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VMworld 2012 Day 1 for me I knew was going to be the busiest day by far of all the days.  I had three speaking sessions along with the general hallway madness of drive by conversations.  Prior to VMworld Day 1 I made sure to take in a little time for myself just because I knew it was going to ... Read More »

How to Build a vCloud vApp DMZ

Okay I admit sometimes I spend too many late nights coming up with some goofy ideas.  However this one actually panned out as a real work vCloud Director Networking example you can use to see how flexible vCloud Director Networking could be.  The idea started from me wanting to rebuild by WordPress installation from a single server stack to a ... Read More »

VMware Fusion 5 Now Available!

Well if you are like me and just got your wife a new Retina Macbook….you are one happy camper!  Log into the VMware site today and you will see that VMware Fusion 5 is now available!  This release of VMware Fusion has a whole host of new features OS X Mountain Lion with notification center, AirPlay mirroring and Launchpad search ... Read More »

VMworld 2012 Meet The Experts Program

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Just like last year VMworld 2012 will have the Meet the Experts program in full swing.  However it has changed a bit for VMworld 2012 so you may want to get the information from the VMworld website.  The program basically consists of the Meet the Experts Reception on Monday Night at 5:00 in the Meet the Experts Lounge located in Moscone ... Read More »

How to Fix OSX Mountain Lion Time Machine

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So as some of you may know I was having a few issues with my 2010 MacBook Pro.  I decided while things were wonky why not upgrade OSX, I mean what else could go wrong?  Well actually not much went wrong the upgrade went fine and I even may have solved some of my hardware issues with an SMC reset, ... Read More »

Reserve You Spot in the vCloud Service Evaluation Beta!

Many have asked for such a thing, few have been able to really get a vCloud Service Evaluation setup quickly enough.  Well VMware has done it for you!  I have been talking about an internal vCloud Beta I was playing with a few weeks ago well this is it!!  Get yourself signed up for this vCloud Service Evaluation Beta so ... Read More »

P90X Is For Paul Ryan…Is It For You?

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Let’s be honest, I hate politics I always have.  I think that the 4-year presidential process is in fact the definition of insanity, (Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results).  However, I am fairly impressed that a candidate has been so public about his use of P90X on capital hill.  The positive message that this spreads ... Read More »

Using The WDDM Driver With vCloud Templates

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Recently I was asked an interesting question about vCloud Director Windows 2008 vApp Temaplates and the use of the WDDM Driver.  There is an older VMware KB Article I was referred to when being asked the question and it specifically states: Note: Unless there is an explicit requirement for enhanced graphics, the preferred driver for Windows Server 2008 R2 is ... Read More »

VMworld 2012 Promo Videos

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This is just a quick plug for some of the sessions I am presenting on at VMworld.  These came out pretty good, but here you go!  These were shot this week while I was in Palo Alto.  So if you want some details on these VMworld sessions click and play they are less than a minute each. CSM1167 – Architecting ... Read More »

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